Welcome to the directory of PWAC Quebec Members!
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Description: Louise Abbott is a non-fiction writer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker based in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
She has devoted most of her media career to documenting the culture and history of rural and indigenous communities in Canada and to
examining the environmental and social issues that affect these communities. She has published several books, including The Coast Way,
The French Shore, The Heart of the Farm, Eeyou Istchee: Land of the Cree, and Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History (Volume 1). She has
also directed several documentary films, including the award-winning Nunaaluk: A Forgotten Story (2014).
Expertise: rural culture and history, indigenous culture and history, environmental topics, vernacular architecture, photography
criticism, the history of photography, travel journalism.
Telephone: (514) 245-1945
Website(s): www.traceyarial.com and www.arialview.ca
Description: Tracey Arial lives a seasonal life writing in the winter and growing food during the summer.
Expertise: Helping people create sustainable communities and notable nonfiction
Description: Award-winning journalist and author of 4 books on language and culture (Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t Be Wrong, The Bonjour Effect, The Story of French, The Story of Spanish) with 22 years of experience writing magazine features and newspaper articles, in both English and French, for publications in Canada, Quebec and the U.S. Regular contributor to Quebec public affairs magazine L’actualité. Gives seminars on non-fiction writing and freelance journalism and speaks to international audiences on France and the French language.
Expertise: Narrative Nonfiction, magazine feature writing.
Telephone: 514 362 0177
Expertise: Scientific and technical writing, editing, and translation services in the following fields: pulp and paper, mathematics and statistics, computer science, physical sciences and engineering, earth sciences, energy and environmental topics.
Description: Mark is a veteran freelance journalist and writer who is celebrating his 25th in business in 2017.
Expertise: News and feature writing.
Description: Decker Media, Communications & Copywriting
Expertise: Copywriting, content/website development, news releases, e-newsletters, blogs, speeches, feature stories, profiles, social media campaigns and copy, editing/proofreading. Experience in science, arts, culture, tourism, high-tech, education, start-ups and small business.
Description: Writer, television producer and translator with 20 years of experience, published in dozens of regional, national and international publications.
Expertise: Parenting, media, art, health/wellness, sports, architecture/design, corporate/marketing writing.
Telephone: 514-697-9762 (Home Office) 514-827-9762 (cell)
Website(s): none, but I do have a blog at www.theysaidisay.com
Facebook: Yeah, I have a FB page
Description: freelance journalist
Expertise: lifetstyle, education
Description: Author, professor, creativity coach. Specialist in online coaching and programs for screenwriting, memoir, and creativity & well-being. Published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Montreal Home, POV: The Art and Business of Documentary Film, Roverarts.com, goodmenproject.com, and other magazines. Author of the creative non-fiction book, No Small Potatoes, and short-listed video poem, Keepsake. Current president of the Quebec chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada.
Expertise: screenwriting, memoir, creativity, well-being
Description: Marketing communications consultant, writer and educator specializing in copywriting, promotion, public relations and web content development and design; project coordinator who successfully envisions a concept and brings it to fruition
Expertise: Excels in creative, concise writing; clean, crisp design; and excellent client relations in the education, music, food, fashion and marketing communications fields.
Description: I am a Montreal-based writer, journalist, editor and translator with over 20 years of experience working for business, government and nonprofit organizations. Please visit my website for more info.
Expertise: Writing, translation (French to English), copyediting, in a wide range of fields
Telephone: 450 735-3895
Description: features and profiles writer, proofreader, translator, providing services to para-governmental, IT sectors and the horse industry.
Expertise: technology, coommunications, agriculture, horses.
Description: freelance medical writer
Expertise: medicine (addiction, cardiology, dermatology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, epidemiology, gerontology, immunology, infectious disease nephrology, neurology, pediatrics, psychology, psychiatry, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, rheumatology, urology, women’s health, etc) healthcare, lifestyle, child development, teen health, parenting
Website(s): www.challengingbehavior.com; www.childrenwithchallengingbehavior.com (blog)
LinkedIn: Judy Sklar Rasminsky
Description: Former staff editor and researcher for book and magazine publishers, including HarperCollins, Reader’s Digest, Hearst Corporation. Author of trade books, textbooks, and booklets. Articles in Reader’s Digest, Working Woman, Los Angeles Times, numerous Canadian publications. Most recent book: 4th edition of Challenging Behavior in Young Children (Pearson, 2016).
Expertise: Education, health, parenting.
Website(s): albloggedup.com, policedomesticviolence.blogspot.com
Description: Award-winning investigative journalist and author, three-time winner of Canadian Association of Journalists awards for journalism, winner of a gold prize from the National Magazine Awards, former president of the board of the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting, editor, linguistic reviewer, French-to-English translator.
Expertise: Investigative research, health, law enforcement, the environment, criminal justice, scuba diving.
Description: Freelance marketing content writer for technical products. Over twenty-five years of experience as a marketing, corporate, and technical writer. Specialties include manufacturing and office technology. Expertise: Clear explanations of complex products. Recognized by the Learning Networks of Ontario as a Clear Writing Editor.
Description: Award-winning playwright and comedian. With a specialty in scriptwriting for media and theatre, also offers services in blogging, copywriting, feature articles, ghostwriting, web content, and social media marketing.
Website(s): www.medhealthwriter.com, medhealthwriter.blogspot.com, www.montrealonthecheap.com
Description: A registered nurse, Marijke is an experienced print and Internet health and medical writer, web site editor and publisher, and blogging network co-founder, hired by clients around the world.
Expertise: Health, medicine, death and palliative care, social issues, seniors, quilting, pets, local Montreal events.